|10-28-2011, 12:09 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
College work is no fun...
I am in college and the general education classes are hard and no fun. Isn't there a way I can get out of having to take them? It's all just memorization anyways, most of it only short term. Either that, or it's about learning algebra, science and english skills I might never use. It's like pulling teeth, doing work I don't like.
I'm interested in more artsy type of work, but how the heck do you make money off of music, art, writing or acting?
Granted, in a big town, there might be a bigger opprotunity, but what about for someone in Lincoln or Omaha, Nebraska???
Maybe a graphic arts career would help. That's art. However, it's really just computer work.
I'm not sure what to major in yet, and what if I just end up taking a bunch of classes and then when I finally pick what my major will be , I go:
"Oh, well I guess I didn't need that one class, after all."
That will just waste more time, but I guess you have to pick something.
I'd rather not be a school teacher, maybe a private one, though. I'd teach probably guitar, maybe singing, art or acting.
I just hate having to take lame general ed classes I don't like. It's hard to motivate yourself when you don't enjoy what you are doing.
Also, I'm thinking of not majoring in music, but still learning it on the side, because I think if I'm gonna get a degree in something, It'd be wise to get a degree in something that would open up a door for me. And then, even if I do get a degree, will that really help me get a job?
It would be fun to work for a lightworking/consciousness raisiing business, btw, but what???
|10-28-2011, 07:52 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
|10-28-2011, 09:55 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mississauga, On Canada
I felt the same way during my first two years at university. The more interesting courses didn't start until later. In the meantime, enjoy the people on campus as well as the many clubs and groups that might be there. Participation in those are just as important as the actual classes you are taking in my mind. The extra-curricular activities build character and other skills you otherwise would not learn in a lecture hall.
The degree doesn't hurt. If you were interviewing for a job and it was between somebody with a degree and somebody without, and everything else equal, chances are they would take the one with the degree because at least it shows some sort of commitment ability. I use to be a hiring manager in industry so take that for what it's worth.
|10-29-2011, 03:33 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2010
In his book Thinking for a Change, he discusses widely how positively altered & changed thinking truly creates success in addition to cracking the code to the various skills associated with "positive thinking. In his book, he quotes David Schwartz, author of The Magic of Thinking Big, says:
"Where success is concerned, people are not measured in inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of their thinking."
The relevance between this and your success can be explained by another quote by Eben Pagan (or David DeAngelo, as some might know him; he's responsible for over $100,000,000 in sales for dating advice products--some of which I've eagerly absorbed ) says in a promotional video for his series titled How to Use Your Brain, "Thinking is the highest leverage activity we can do...America, where we live, started out as a thought. One tiny jolt of electricity sparks a chain of thoughts; that chain of thoughts sparks action, then that action can create widespread massive change"
Something tells me that if you work on how you think (specifically your Curiosity and Sensations plus five other areas, as labeled in Michael J. Gelb's book, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci), you'll achieve a far greater sense of purpose (or your life canvas that you wish to paint), greater fulfillment, and overall growth & joy in your life.
Some books you may want to look through:
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb (Capturing the essence of Leonardo da Vinci to understand our own limitless potential
Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill(A MUST READ...recommended by President Woodrow Wilson; Hill has made a huge impact in my life regarding Auto-Suggestion; I write affirmations every day as a result of this book, and it's changed my life)
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss (recommended by Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul, this provides an almost shockingly different mindset to one's view on money and how attainable it is...helps eliminate the "scarcity mindset")
Check these out, apply them, find seminars by which other people explain these things, and you may find that you're life'll change tremendously.
|10-30-2011, 11:30 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New York, NY
Don't drop for the sake of dropping!
Find a group of like minded co-eds in the university and mingle with them frequently. Let the energy of learning guide you to better revelations. If you're in your Junior year, and an opportunity greets you, then drop out, take it, but don't drop out for the sake of dropping out.
|10-31-2011, 02:01 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Hmm...yeah, I think I need to kind of figure out what I would enjoy doing or find out what I want to do first. Acting is fun but i need more skills. Art could be more fun. I'll consider music although I'm not sure what to do with writing. Hmm.
Yeah, I think if I figure out more of what I love to do, the answers will be more clear. Thanks, guys.
|10-31-2011, 02:03 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Maybe it's not the educational system that is the problem, is what I'm saying.
Maybe it's our ability to adapt.
|10-31-2011, 03:13 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Near the CIA Farm
If there is a career counseling service at your college, you might benefit from seeing a counselor there instead of just dropping out on a whim. Dropping out may be needed to do something else but, not necessarily.
Also, I don't know how your college system works but is there any way to bypass those general ed classes and take something in your field of interest? There are all kinds of college classes, there's even a degree in turf management somewhere. Some classes you may not enjoy but others you will.
|10-31-2011, 04:45 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2009
You may want to keep in mind that there is a very good chance that even if you find a career that you love love love, there will likely still be elements of it that you don't love. Paperwork, admin, whatever.
You might want to look at things as a whole and see if it balances out for you. Maybe you aren't crazy about some of the courses/work invovlved in getting your education but how is the experience as a whole. As someone else said, look at everything college life has to offer and find things you'd enjoy participating in. Make a conscious effort to tip the enjoyment scales in your favor and you may find those dull classes don't bother you as much.
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